The George Akinyemi Iwilade Afrika Story

A student organisation in the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo, Radiant Justice Chambers has announced winners of its George Iwilade Afrika Essay Competition. 

The competition which was organised to commemorate the remembrance of George Akinyemi Iwilade, who was killed on the 10th of July, 1999 by cultists was sponsored by the Iwilade Family.

George Akinyemi Iwilade (‘Afrika’) was a third-year law student and Secretary-General of the Students’ Union at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife when he was murdered by cultists on the 10th of July, 1999. Apart from being a stellar student and an outstanding leader, Afrika was an intellectual who focused on the critical intersections of race, history, and development in Africa. He founded the Afrika Forward Movement (AFORM) as a vehicle for promoting Pan-African thought and education. His legacy is that of unstained integrity, selflessness, courage, and justice. His impacts are still being felt today and they will be felt for centuries to come. 

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